5 Apps That Can Help You Create a Monthly Budget … And Stick To It

Let’s face it: you’ve got a lot going on, and the last item on your to-do list is budgeting. Keeping up with a budget takes time and requires staying on track. Here’s the good news: with smartphone apps, it’s easier to manage a budget now than ever before. Long gone are the days of manual calculations and filing: these apps connect to your bank, credit and other financial accounts to…

What Does a Good Credit Score Look Like?

Your Credit Profile What does a good credit score look like? Your credit profile is an indicator of your financial health to lenders. The better it is, the more access you have to better financial deals and opportunities, such as lower interest rates. Personal finance writer LaToya Irby explains that five factors influence your credit score: Payment history (this accounts for 35 percent of the score) Level of debt/credit utilization…